How the Institutional Racism of Yesterday Still Reverberates Today
Just your weekly stoner news update, y'all.
Solomon came up with a plan to rename the cafe Rumpspankers Vapor Bar and open similar outlets elsewhere.
Solomon showed Martinez T-shirts printed with that name and logo, Martinez said — the name and logo that now adorn the door of the cafe space. "In my opinion, it breached our contract, and my lawyer agreed with me," Martinez said. That, along with sanitation concerns, led Martinez to confront Solomon on May 5, she said.
Solomon said Martinez's allegations about sanitation are baseless, and said the Cannabis Cafe was never more than a side operation to his restaurant. "Madeline Martinez was never more than a guest here. Rumpspankers has been here for three years," he said. "I can name my business anything I want."
He said his Vapor Bar opened as soon as the cafe closed and offers the same services but with no required NORML membership, only a $5 daily membership fee.
Second of all: the economic dangers of legalizing pot! According to a report on NPR (where else?), the lax enforcement of marijuana laws in California has led to plunging pot prices, crippling the economies of northern California counties.
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